Dr. Norman D. Kalmin helped steer nonprofit into the future
Norman D. Kalmin, M.D., who joined the South Texas Regional Blood Bank (STRBB) in 1983 and shaped it into the community pillar called the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), is set to retire in December after 31 years.
Under Kalmin’s guidance, the organization changed its name, moved to its current headquarters, expanded into tissue and biologic testing services, supported the efforts of the National Marrow Donor Program, added an umbilical cord blood bank and initiated the nonprofit subsidiary QualTex Laboratories.
“This has been the journey of a lifetime,” Kalmin said. “I’m honored to have been part of growing this company and harnessing its potential in the healthcare industry. Together with a very supportive board and skilled management staff, I was able steer it in a direction I hoped would maximize its impact, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result.”